Chocolate Cherry Torte Candy Bar

One of my family’s favorite desserts are candy bars.  My favorite is our Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Bar.  I love these because not only are they super simple to make but I cut them into bite sized pieces and they are the perfect popable dessert.  The only problem…my son does not like peanuts or peanut butter.  He does however love chocolate so I whipped up this delicious chocolate cherry inspired candy bar.  They were a big hit...

 
Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Bar

Chocolate Peanut Butter Candy Bar

While I don’t do ‘cheat meals’, I also don’t believe in denying myself.  If I am craving something I will come up with a way to make it using wholesome, natural foods.  Apparently my daughter and I were on the same page last week because she asked if we could make some Homemade Candy Bars.  I checked the panty to make sure I had all the ingredients and realized we didn’t have any brown rice puffs.  I made a few adjustments...

 
Spiced Pumpkin Granola

Spiced Pumpkin Granola

I love granola.  One of my favorite snacks is our No Bake Blueberry Granola Bars.  I actually like to give these out as gifts throughout the year.  During the holidays though I like to make a more seasonal granola.  The smells that will waft out from your oven while this granola is cooking is divine.  As good as the smells are the taste is even better!  I like to place the granola in a decorative tins or even cellophane bags and give them...

 
Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

I don’t know what it is about Christmas and popcorn but they seem to go together. How did the tradition of stringing popcorn on the tree start and why did we always make caramel popcorn balls and wrap them in green or red plastic wrap?  Whatever the reason I’m delighted to share this recipe with everyone to enjoy for themselves or to give as gifts to carry on the popcorn tradition. It’s so easy that everyone in the family can participate...

 
Pizza Waffles

Pizza Waffles

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. We love pancakes around here and will eat them for any meal! I went a little bit ‘Glee’ here but instead of a song mash up I did a food mash up and combined pancakes and pizza and ended up with this delightfully spicy waffle that is even more delightful when dipped into pizza sauce. You don’t need delivery for this pizza just heat up the waffle iron and have yourself a pizza...

 
Herbed Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Herbed Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

I have often been accused of wanting to put pumpkin into everything. I have to say that it’s probably true. Why not? Pumpkin is the best. It’s low in calorie, high in fiber and full of nutrients. It tastes great with cinnamon and other spices but is neutral enough to sneak into other things so those vegetable haters you might have in your family won’t even notice. Other than the slight color difference you may not even notice the...

 
Snickerdoodle Truffles

Snickerdoodle Truffles

Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies.  I actually like them better than chocolate chip!  I’ve tried countless ways to make a healthy snickerdoodle and never was able to come up with a winner.  Considering that snickerdoodles are mostly sugared butter that is baked into a puffy cookie I pretty much have zero hope of finding a vegan snickerdoodle that I can eat.  That’s when my brilliant hubby suggested that I make a snickerdoodle...

 
Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potato Biscuits

It’s the time of year for spooky tales and here’s my tale. It’s not about ghosts, goblins or things that go bump in the night, but of a graveyard. A food graveyard filled with the remains of failed recipes deemed unbloggable. This biscuit recipe was almost buried before it’s time when Sarah taste tested it and said it didn’t have enough flavor (actually she said it was boring). I thought it was ok but put the recipe...

 
All Fruit Gummy Bears

All Fruit Gummy Bears

You know as a grandmother I must provide my grandchildren with treats. I think it’s in the contract somewhere. Providing no sugar vegan treats must have been in the fine print cause I’m not sure how that slipped past me. But, I love my grandchildren and I’ll go to any length to find ways to put smiles on their faces with sweet and fun treats. Have you heard the Gummy Bear song or watched the video? It’s a lunch time You...

 
Chocolate Covered Banana Cupcakes

Chocolate Covered Banana Cupcakes

On Friday my little guy will be 6 years old.  SIX. YEARS. OLD!  I swear it was just yesterday that I was looking into this little face…. Now my little guy is growing up and I CAN’T STOP IT!!!!  Caleb LOVES banana bread.  He asks to have it for breakfast every single morning.  He likes to tell me that if I can have salad for dinner every single night that he can have banana bread for breakfast every single day.  His logic astounds...